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Advanced Design System (ADS) - Features and Capabilities

This video demonstration archive from 2003-2004 was developed and presented by Keysight EEsof EDA engineers. Each of the following demos is about five minutes long and highlights a particular feature or capability of ADS.

Note: The video demos listed in the table below require the ability to display Flash files.

ADS Features and Capabilities
100:05:36  Amplifier Simulation with Smart Simulation WizardIn just a few steps, you can automatically generate a schematic, configure simulations, and display all the simulation results in an easily customized format.
200:04:07  The ADS Filter DesignGuideSynthesis and analysis of passive filters. Design, simulate, and optimize filter components.
300:04:52  Ultrawideband DesignGuideOverview of capability to simulate pulse modulation spectrum, transmission, and interference effects for Ultra-wideband systems.
400:05:02  Transforming Networks Using ADS DesignGuides and UtilitiesShows how DesignGuides such as the Filter Design Guide and DesignGuide utilities such as the Transformation Assistant support convenient and versatile synthesis of filters and matching networks. The Transformation Assistant automates conversion of filter components to ideal transmission line elements, for fast simulation, or to microstrip elements for accurate simulation and layout.
500:04:02  Managing and Using Design Kits in ADSOverview of how to install and configure Design Kits in ADS and use their components to build schematics and layouts.
600:05:19  ADS Example Search OverviewShows how to invoke example search in ADS. Locate Keysight-provided examples you've installed by component, keyword, or expression. Use boolean operations and wild-character search.
700:04:46  RF System-in-Package Design in ADSShows the main steps in RF System-in-Package (RF SiP) design using Advanced Design System.
800:05:18  Designing an RFID Tag Detector and AntennaKey aspects of RFID Passive tag design.
900:05:40  Simultaneously Optimizing a Power Amplifier's Source and Load ImpedancesSimulation setup and results optimizing power amplifier source and load impedances simultaneously to achieve desired output power and power-added efficiency (PAE). Optimization setup and variable definitions are shown.
1000:05:37  Using S-Probes to Check Device Stability and Source and Load ImpedancesUse the S-probe in an ADS schematic to check impedance looking both directions at a node in the circuit, setup/run a simulation, and view results.
1100:05:27  Setting up and Running a Simple Load Pull SimulationSet up and edit a load pull simulation schematic. Simulate and view the results.
1200:05:33  Keysight EEsof Load Pull Utility OverviewImport load-pull data into ADS and plot load-pull contours. Convert measured data into behavioral model for harmonic balance and circut envelope simulations.
1300:05:02  Linearization of Power Amplifier Hardware using Digital PredistortionOverview of digital predistortion. Linearization of a device under test (DUT) by digital predistortion using the Keysight EEsof Linearization DesignGuide and test equipment.
1400:05:29  Performing Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) Simulation MeasurementsTwo approaches for performing EVM measurements in simulation will be shown. A highlight is the unique capability of running the VSA Simulation Software inside ADS.
1500:05:37  Amplifier Behavioral Modeling using the ADS Connection ManagerUse a Network Analyzer to measure S-parameters as a function of input power and automatically create an amplifier behavioral model using the new Connection Manager.
1600:05:34  Analyzing Signals Using ADS and VSA SoftwareOverview of Keysight Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA) software. Capture a signal and analyze a system using the captured signal.
1700:05:50  Statistical Design in ADS: Part 1 of 2Yield Analysis is performed on an example circuit. Statistical design techniques are used to eliminate sensitive components. Component values are varied to see the effect on yield using Yield Sensitivity Histograms.
1800:05:55  Statistical Design in ADS: Part 2 of 2Sensitivity Analysis, Design of Experiments, and Design Centering tools are used on the same design introduced in Part 1. Using these tools, yield is dramatically increased prior to going to manufacturing.
1900:05:19  Advanced Programmable Optimization in ADSAutomatically program your own optimization steps in the order you wish. Run the optimization with one keystroke.
2000:03:49  Linear Simulation with Simulation InstrumentsOverview of using simulation instruments, a simulation control component which provide the look and feel of an instrument, to make simulation setup easier.
2100:06:02  Fast Cosim: Converging Accuracy and SpeedShow the convergence of flexibility, accuracy & speed in system verification of circuit design. Compare and contrast standard cosimulation and Fast cosimulation.
2200:04:32  Keysight EEsof HDL Co-simulationUse hardware description language (HDL) in same schematic with other ADS system components. Cosimulation (HDL simulator + Ptolemy simulator) is used to analyze the system.
2300:04:37  Co-Simulation with Layout Components OverviewLayout components are layout look-alike symbols for use in the ADS schematic environment. They enable EM/circuit cosimulation with schematic components.
2400:05:51  Automatic 3D Expansion of Thick Conductors in MomentumBenefits of 3D expansion of conductor thickness are described. Automation enhancements affecting ease of use,accuracy, and speed are shown.
2500:05:55  Layout: Line Types in ADSUnique layout editing capabilities for creating RF printed circuits and ICs. Various line types for shape construction and connectivity such as polylines, construction lines, paths, and traces are shown.
2600:03:42  Layout: Documentation Lines in ADSOverview of line types used to generate engineering documentation: rulers, dimension lines, and arrows.
2700:05:26  Starting a Design in LayoutIn some cases it is more advantageous to start a design in layout, generate the schematic, then simulate.
2800:05:16  Advanced Model ComposerNew technology that works with Momentum to generate EM-accurate parameterized passive models such as spiral inductors and matching networks. Build passive component model libraries as well as extend the range and accuracy of existing passive models.
2900:05:09  Verification Model Extractor OverviewExtract the behavioral model of an amplifier and use the extracted model in place of the transistor-level amplifier in a high-level system design to achieve accurate results in minimum time.
3000:04:38  Multiple Versions of ADS on the Same PCManaging directories, environment variables, and the Windows Registry to run more than one version of ADS on the same PC.

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